DSS image of NGC4261
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC4261, 15' x 15' with north at top and west to the right

DSS image of NGC4261
Overlaid DSS image of NGC4261, 15' x 15' with north at top and west to the right

Type  Galaxy
Magnitude  10.3
Size  3.9' x 3.8' @ 160°
RA (2000)  12h 19' 23.3"
Dec (2000)  5° 49' 31" N
Constellation  Virgo
Description  pB, pS, R, gbM

Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
22 Mar 2003 TIMPA, Avra Valley, AZ (map)
46cm f/4.5 Deep Violet

Round, bright core, no other detail apparent, the small elliptical galaxy NGC4264 just to the northeast and several others in the immediate area, no bright stars in the immediate vicinity but several at the edge of the field
Other Data Sources for NGC4261
Nearby objects for NGC4261
Acknowledgements and Credits...

Drawings, descriptions and CCD photos are copyright Andrew Cooper unless otherwise noted, no usage without permission. Use for non-profit and educational reasons is generally given on request.

Positional and some physical information is from the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Additional object data from the SIMBAD database, operated at CDS, Strasbourg, France.

The Digitized Sky Survey was produced at the Space Telescope Science Institute under U.S. Government grant NAG W-2166. The images of these surveys are based on photographic data obtained using the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain and the UK Schmidt Telescope.

Dark nebulae data from E.E. Barnard, A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way. Ed. Edwin B. Frost and Mary R. Calvert. Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1927

Object descriptions of Rev. Webb from Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes sixth edition, Rev. T.W. Webb, 1917, edited by Rev T.E.Espin.